An image of Tjanpi Truckpa

Niningka Lewis

(Australia circa 1946 – )

Community
Pukatja (Ernabella), Southern Desert region
Language group
Pitjantjatjara, Southern Desert region

Tjanpi Truckpa

Location
Not on display
Further information

Before we made the tjanpi [baskets] with wool. I went to Adelaide and I found this raffia in a shop. I saw all the other colours there but I only had money for the plain one. I brought it back and made a basket and all the women saw it. It was a new idea; they all asked, 'Where did you get it?' And then the Women’s Council rang up and found out about it and brought it to Alice Springs. -- Niningka Lewis

Year
2007
Media
Weaving, Sculpture
Medium
wire, minarri (greybeard grass Amphipogon caricinus)
Dimensions
20.0 x 18.5 x 38.0 cm
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2008
Accession number
347.2008
Copyright
© Niningka Lewis. NPY Women's Council